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Old Jun 2, 2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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user download folder missing

I do not have a download stack in my dock. Went to "users/home" to click and drag download folder to dock and don't have a download folder to do so. How do I create a new folder at this level?
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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You should have write permissions for your home folder, so just create a folder and name it Downloads. Mac OS X takes care of the icon-related magic for you.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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Are you sure the Downloads folder was in your User folder? The default location is the Root.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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Are you sure the Downloads folder was in your User folder? The default location is the Root.
Eh? That's not true at all... versions of Mac OS X prior to Leopard defaulted to downloading things to the desktop. Leopard and later have a dedicated Downloads folder in each user's home folder for this purpose.
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You should have write permissions for your home folder, so just create a folder and name it Downloads. Mac OS X takes care of the icon-related magic for you.
"New Folder" is grayed out in the finder menu when I am in the user/home window and I also tried the quick key command for new folder and no luck.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 01:39 PM   #6
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If you can't create a folder in your home directory, it sounds like you have permissions problems.
Open Disk Utility and run a permissions repair on your system hard drive, then reboot.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 01:55 PM   #7
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If you can't create a folder in your home directory, it sounds like you have permissions problems.
Open Disk Utility and run a permissions repair on your system hard drive, then reboot.
Ran permissions repair and still have grayed out "new folder"
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 01:58 PM   #8
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If you do a "Get Info" on your home folder, what does it say about the permissions?
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 02:04 PM   #9
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If you do a "Get Info" on your home folder, what does it say about the permissions?
That was the problem, I wasn't even listed as a user. Fixed that with read/write privileges and volia, I now have a download folder. Thanks!
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